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Department of Solid Waste Management

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Program


During spring and summer each year, the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Solid Waste Management sponsor a Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Program.

Multiple collection dates are offered for County residents to properly dispose of toxic household products such as herbicides, pesticides, cleaners, paints and paint thinners, solvents and photographic chemicals.

Quantities are limited to 200 pounds for dry materials and 20 gallons for liquid materials. There is no charge for collection of these materials.

Acceptable Materials: cleaning products/chemicals, aerosols, auto products, herbicides/pesticides, gasoline/waste oil, propane tanks, stains/varnishes, polyurethanes/polishes, fire extinguishers, thermostats, batteries, paints/thinners.

(All materials, with the exception of oil and gasoline, must be in original containers.)


Unacceptable Materials: Radioactive materials (smoke detectors), oxygen tanks, dioxins, infectious wastes ("red bag" wastes), explosives, ammunition/gun powder, boat flares, unknown or unidentified materials.

Program is NOT open to businesses and commercial establishments, schools, and municipal/state government agencies.

Pre-registration is required.

Click Here to view the Summer 2019 HHW Flyer (PDF).


(Please scroll to bottom of page for Google Maps directions to each event.)

Click Here to view a bar graph (PDF format) that displays the amount of materials collected and costs for this program since its inception in 1989.



To receive automatic email notifications/updates on the Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Program, please Click Here.


Directions: Just click on the links below and enter your home address for directions to each event.



TBA in 2020